The Lenovo Vibe X3 has just paid a visit to TENAA, China’s equivalent of SIRIM in Malaysia. Despite being the successor to the Lenovo Vibe X2, the X3 is an entirely different beast. For one, it has a much more powerful processor now, coupled with a different design language.
While the Vibe X2 was touted as the first “layered” smartphone, the Vibe X3 is a much more conventional-looking device. Up front, it has pretty slim bezel coupled with what seems like stereo speakers on the top and bottom. On the back, there’s a fingerprint sensor right underneath the camera. Basically, it looks almost nothing like its predecessor.
However, the biggest change with the Vibe X3 lies in the choice of processor: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor instead of a MediaTek chipset (as it was the case with the Vibe X2). Not only is this a processor from a different company, it’s also one of the most powerful chipsets in the market. Other specifications include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 21MP rear and 8MP front-facing cameras, LTE connectivity, and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.
Seeing how the Vibe X3 seems like a very different device from the Vibe X2, it’s hard to believe that it’s the successor to the latter. After all, many people thought the Lenovo Vibe Shot was the Vibe Z3 Pro before it was officially announced.
In any case, we’ll just have to wait until Lenovo officially announces the device for anything to be sure. But one thing is clear: this is one well-equipped smartphone.